Jena Friedman: Miscarriage of Justice

Comedy (stand-up, political)

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As America slips into fascism, Jena celebrates free speech while she still has it, in this unapologetic political hour of comedy. Miscarriage of Justice is the US comic's long-awaited return to the Fringe after her critically-acclaimed 2015 hit American C*nt. Having appeared on multiple top US shows including Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jena brings her unique insight and acerbic wit back to Edinburgh at a time when politics in America and worldwide has become more contentious and divisive than ever. 'An intriguing voice; it could yet be an essential one' (Guardian).

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  • Accessible entry: Lift access through the glass box into the main studio area. If not taking the lift there are 12 steps down into the performance space. There is level access via Windmill Lane off of Buccleuch Place.
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Richard Collier 36 days ago

It sounds absolutely ludicrous to say you feel changed by an hour of stand-up comedy, but go see Jena Friedman and you’ll get what I mean. She is absolutely luminous. Her promo pic makes her look like a Hitchcock blonde on Trazodone, which is surely intentional as she is the furthest removed thing from that (it’s almost like Americans get…irony).

She being ex-Letterman & Daily Show, I was expecting a tongue so acid it would make Sigourney Weaver step backwards, but I was still amazed by her insight, articulation, cadence, nuance….just her sheer ability to express complex ideas simply, beautifully, hilariously, her mastery of language and her ability to hold the audience in the palm of her hand.

You know, like, everything a brilliant stand up needs? Well, that. I was almost willing someone to heckle her just so I could see the bloodbath.

But there is also real philosophical underpinning to her musings. You get the feeling she doesn’t lose a lot of arguments. I laughed non stop and by the end I felt I’d been both lifted up…. and pulled up on quite a few things.

If you leave Edinburgh and you haven’t seen Jena Friedman, you’ve failed.

P.S. we’ve had to call an emergency meeting of the Patriarchy (Friday, 8pm, my place….don’t be late, lads, this woman is TROUBLE!)

Brett Spencer 37 days ago

Enjoyed Jenas previous show, but this is definitely a whole gear up. The most politically and socially relevant show I saw at Fringe, highky recommended.

Debbie M 43 days ago

Jena Friedman is so fricking cool, I want her to be my friend and come to the pub with me. Seriously funny show about some seriously unfunny topics. Usually I avoid people talking about Trump and sexism because it's too depressing. But Jena Friedman is so funny, I want her to come to the pub and talk about it. Recommended.

Susan Stewart 43 days ago

Good show - very political, very America biased( but she is an American)
Some parts extremely funny.
Venue extremely hot!!!!


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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 28 days ago

Jena Friedman is scared shitless and wants to feel less alone.In her hour-long race through the state of US politics and the wider world, Friedman delivers the most intelligent comedy I have ever seen. In her rapid set, she goes where few other comics dare. There will be walkouts, but...

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ScotsGay (5/5 stars) 31 days ago

This was my first time seeing a full hour of Jena Friedman’s stand-up. She had been a guest on The Guilty Feminist podcast this year and, having listened to her five-minute set, I was hooked. Friedman walks on stage and immediately gets down to business, talking all things from the...

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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 31 days ago

This is a show with lots of promise. It makes some incredibly good and valid points amongst the jokes, and is probably a hit with those well studied in American culture. Friedman is a strong comedian in delivery and wit, the writing arc just needs some work. Go along if you’re interested and it will certainly challenge you to get thinking.

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Voice Magazine (3/5 stars) 31 days ago

This is a show with lots of promise. It makes some incredibly good and valid points amongst the jokes, and is probably a hit with those well studied in American culture. Friedman is a strong comedian in delivery and wit, the writing arc just needs some work. Go along if you’re interested and it will certainly challenge you to get thinking.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 42 days ago

Jena Friedman has a brilliant comic mind, with a dark, uncompromising style easy to admire. ...

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One4Review (3/5 stars) 42 days ago

Jena Friedman returns to Edinburgh this year with Miscarriage of Justice some four years after her critically acclaimed 2015 show American C*nt. Since then she has had innumerable appearances on TV show across the pond. Ms Friedman has poise and … Read More ...

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The List (3/5 stars) 45 days ago

A wry paean for positivity while concluding we're all doomed...

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FringeReview 46 days ago

World politics are in turmoil.  Leadership in the U.S. is topsy-turvy. Britain’s leadership just changed hands.  People are talking about climate change, rising bigotry, gun violence, women’s rights, effective parenting, and more.  With the Democratic Party debates on U.S. TV, the hotly contested 2020 U.S. presidential election, and the continuing...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 48 days ago

In a world of Trump, Brexit and environmental catastrophe, what role is there for comedy? Jena Friedman insists she has hope for the future, while her show faces head-on the mess we've made for ourselves. But is the purpose of such humour to offer a cathertic salve, or simply express...

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